Tom & Jerry (film)
- For the 1992 animated film, see Tom and Jerry: The Movie.
|Tom & Jerry|
|Production company:||Warner Bros. Animation Group|
|Distributor:||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date:||February 26, 2021|
|Starring:||Chloë Grace Moretz|
|Executive producer(s):||Tim Story|
|Music composed by:||Christopher Lennertz|
|Screenplay by:||Kevin Costello|
Tom & Jerry, also known as Tom & Jerry: The Movie, is a 2021 live-action/2-D animated slapstick comedy film based on the animated Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts. It is written by Kevin Costello, produced by Chris DeFaria, and directed by Tim Story. It was distributed to theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures and released onto HBO Max on February 26, 2021.
Kayla has to prove herself at the most prominent hotel in New York during the wedding of the century, which is at the mercy of the hijinks of Tom and Jerry.
In the film, all the animals are animated, with the humans acting as if this was perfectly normal.
- United States
- New York
- New York City
- Liberty Island
- South Carolina
- Pennsylvania (mentioned)
- Penn State (mentioned)
- New York
- Pacific Ocean
- England (indirectly mentioned)
- London (mentioned)
- Dorsey Hotel (mentioned)
- London (mentioned)
- France (mentioned)
- The Moon
- Nothing of importance
A film was first announced in 2015, but didn't get real traction until 2018, when Tim Story was announced as director, using a script by Craig Wright, Katie Silberman, April Posser, and Kevin Costello.
Warner Bros. Pictures originally had it set for December 21, 2020, before pushing it back to March 5, 2021, and then finally a week earlier on February 26. Due to the 2019 COVID pandemic still active, the film will be released to both theaters and be streamed for subscribers of HBO Max.
- United States: February 26, 2021
Behind the scenes
- Incidentally, a young(er) blonde female character called Robyn Starling also befriended Tom and Jerry in Tom and Jerry: The Movie.
- The billboard above the 59th Street-Columbus Circle Station advertises Droopy with clown make-up with the caption next to him reading "Put on a happy face," which is a reference to Warner Bros. film Joker. While in the pound, Droopy is wearing a mask like the one Hannibal Lector wears in the film The Silence of the Lambs.
- The gag where Jerry punches Tom in the eye after pretending to hide something in his hands, is copied from the theatrical short Mouse Trouble.
- When Tom tells Kayla that there's a mouse in the hotel, he makes the same mouse-like face he has when he thinks he's a mouse in the theatrical short Nit-Witty Kitty.
- Tom and Jerry have an Instagram account (as they do in real-life), and other social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok are mentioned.
- Jerry watches a scene of the film Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder.
- Ben's surname isn't mentioned in the film, but is used in the credits for his parents. Thank goodness.
- The match at Yankee Stadium was pulled from a 2018 game between the Yankees and Royals.
- This film strongly implies that Tom and Jerry are mute.
- The end credits show a cat called Ash voiced by Spank Horton, even though no such character appears.
Marketing and promotion
During Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020, the film was promoted with its own parade float called Tom & Jerry's Tourist Trap.
In other languages
- In the United States:
- In the UK:
- May 24, 2021: Warner Home Video releases Tom and Jerry: The Movie on DVD.
- May 24, 2021: Warner Home Video releases Tom and Jerry: The Movie on Blu-ray.